American English

Definition of still adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not moving; calm and quiet still water Keep still while I brush your hair. The kids found it hard to stay still. Can't you sit still? We stayed in a village where time has stood still (= life has not changed for many years).
  2. 2with no wind a still summer's day the still night air
  3. Idioms
    the still of the night (literary)
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    the time during the night when it is quiet and calm
    a/the still small voice (literary)
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    the voice of God or your conscience, that tells you to do what is morally right
    still waters run deep (saying)
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    a person who seems to be quiet or shy may surprise you by knowing a lot or having deep feelings
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: still